Cyberthieves Train Their Sights on US Mobile Phone Customers


A relatively new form of cybercrime recently has been plaguing American consumers. Thieves have been hijacking mobile phone account numbers and then transferring services to a different device. Further, hackers have begun using mobile numbers to raid digital wallets and similar accounts. This type of theft has been successful even against the most sophisticated of consumers. Accounts belonging to the chief technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, Lorrie Cranor, are among those that reportedly have been breached.

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Duped by Photoshop: People are Bad at spotting fake photos

Recently, a fake photo of a baby girl with a sparkly piercing in a dimple on her cheek went viral and incited outrage from many who assumed the photo was real.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/duped-by-photoshop-people-are-bad-at-spotting-fake-photos.html

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Amazon's Echo Show: The Future Is Here


Amazon recently launched its Echo Show, which brings a visual screen to its smart speaker device. The screen changes the Echo experience quite a bit, and I wonder whether we’re ready to start living in what seems like a futuristic Star Trek world. The Echo Show experience is sort of like having a laptop sitting on your table — one that uses artificial intelligence, allows you to speak to it, speaks back to you, and shows you relevant things on its screen. It searches the Web for the answers you’re seeking.

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How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office

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One of the most exciting developments in home tech recently has been the explosion of mesh networking solutions, which allow nearly seamless distribution of Wi-Fi throughout your home or small office. Here’s how to get started.

The post How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies


There’s been a lot written recently about how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are going to displace millions of workers. However, these powerful new technologies already have spawned a surge in demand for a new wave of highly skilled consultants to help organizations capitalize on the added business opportunities resulting from the latest innovations. Although the potential business benefits that can be derived from AI, ML and automation are obvious, attaining these benefits requires highly specialized skills.

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Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus

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Kaspersky recently accused Microsoft of unfair practices for the way it deletes the company’s antivirus during Windows updates. The Russian company has now filed a number of regulatory complaints.

The post Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Twitter inks new streaming deal with NFL after losing live games to Amazon

Twitter recently lost its Thursday Night Football coverage to Amazon. But keen to keep fans on side, the social media company has just signed a new deal with the NFL for fresh content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/12/twitter-inks-new-streaming-deal-with-nfl-after-losing-live-games-to-amazon.html

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

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C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers


Cable TV has been facing mounting attacks from new technologies and new competitors. C Spire recently joined the action, announcing plans to enter the pay-TV space. It’s not yet clear what C Spire TV will be, or how it will impact the marketplace. We’ll have to wait for C Spire to spell that out in the coming weeks. What we know so far is that C Spire is a regional player in Mississippi, so the service won’t be available throughout the United States. Also, this pay-TV platform appears to have been developed by MobiTV, which is interesting.

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4 Email Marketing Mistakes to Avoid


I recently received an email from my health club that said, in part: “Dear Chris, We’ve noticed you haven’t been in as regularly in recent weeks. I understand there may be many reasons for not being able to make it in, but I just wanted to send a quick note to check if you’re happy with the service we’ve been providing. Let me know if I can be of any assistance and I hope to see you very soon!” While I appreciate that the health club is at least trying to stay in contact, this email managed to do several things wrong all at once.

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This new iPhone 8 feature might end up blowing our minds

Apple recently acquired Realface, an up-and-coming Israeli startup with impressive real-time facial recognition software.

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Google entering Cuba is 'Trojan Horse' that could reinforce regime, residents say

Recently Fox News spoke with some islanders who expressed doubts Google will make a success of it, at least anytime soon.

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Oracle's Cloud Strategy: A Fine Balance


Oracle recently held a call for analysts to discuss its results for the last quarter, and there were multiple bright spots. It was much like a similar call 90 days previous, and together the calls drove home the conclusion that Oracle is turning into a cloud company. A casual observer might not be convinced, since the macro numbers show a company barely growing. Oracle told the story succinctly: Total Revenues were $9.0 billion, flat in U.S. dollars and up 1 percent in constant currency. However, the apparent stasis actually was good news.

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Photographer captures incredible images of isolated Amazon tribe

The photographer who recently captured incredible aerial images of an isolated tribe in a remote region of Brazil has explained the story behind the remarkable pictures.

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Evernote Toes the Privacy Line


Caught off guard by a huge backlash, Evernote recently abandoned its plan to let staffers read customer notes under certain circumstances. The plan, which was scheduled to go into effect in January, would have allowed staffers to review private customer notes as a means of assessing the accuracy of its new machine learning technology. The company made a mistake in judgment and failed to provide the type of transparent decision making that would make customers feel like they could trust the process, Evernote CEO Chris O’Neil acknowledged.

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